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Old 24th October 2013, 09:02   #1
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With less than a month to go for the Tokyo Motor Show, Japanese auto giant Honda has announced a slew of motorcycle unveils. One such motorcycle that is an interesting development from the Indian perspective is the 2014 version of the CBR 250R, which gets a stylistic makeover that's inspired by the recently unveiled CBR 300R. The 2014 Honda CBR 250R eschews the VFR-based styling for a design inspired by the Fireblade series.

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Prominent styling changes on the 2014 CBR 250R include twin headlamps, a new fairing and a new exhaust muffler design. Apart from these changes, the 2014 CBR 250R seems to retain the cycle parts from the older version and these include the telescopic front forks, a monoshock rear, disc brakes at both ends, alloy wheels and tyres. The motorcycle is also expected to retain its 250 cc four stroke-single cylinder engine without any change. The motor currently produces 26 Bhp-22.9 Nm and is mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox.

Since Honda is unveiling the 2014 version of the CBR 250R, with design details borrowed from CBR 300R, it is clear that the CBR 250R will continue to sell in specific markets across the globe, in a strategy that's similar to what Kawasaki practices by having the Ninja 250R and 300R in production. It remains to be seen whether Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI) updates the CBR 250R with the new styling or whether the motorcycle is replaced by the bigger engined 300 cc version.

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With the Honda CBR 250R seeming overpriced what with the likes of the KTM Duke 390 undercutting it, and the upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 375 also likely to undercut the CBR 250R quite significantly, the Japanese motorcycle maker would need to offer better value to maintain market share. Therefore, it does seem logical for HMSI to replace the 250R with the 300R in India, while keeping the pricing unchanged. All said, we'll have to wait for Honda's official word on these new developments and on how they impact the Japanese company's Indian line up.

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Phew! Good They got rid of the VFR1200f design and now it actually can be called the "Baby Ceeber".
Looks much better than the current 250r.

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Interesting space to be watched for in the near future. Looks better when compared to the existing model, many existing owners might be very keen to explore the option of getting these fairings fitted to 250 if possible.
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Interesting space to be watched for in the near future. Looks better when compared to the existing model, many existing owners might be very keen to explore the option of getting these fairings fitted to 250 if possible.
It would be amazing if that is possible.
One can change the look of his bike before every ride

Apart from the exhaust, will nothing change towards the rear end?
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If you look carefully, you'll notice that there is only one hose leading to the front brake caliper, implying that the Combined-ABS of the current CBR has been removed. The wheel speed sensor ring is present so there does seem to be ABS.
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If you look carefully, you'll notice that there is only one hose leading to the front brake caliper, implying that the Combined-ABS of the current CBR has been removed. The wheel speed sensor ring is present so there does seem to be ABS.
Err, actually, its the STD version and the sensor ring is not present. Attaching a pic for your perusal. In the pic of the OP, the area where sensor ring is present normally, is black.
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Err, actually, its the STD version and the sensor ring is not present. Attaching a pic for your perusal. In the pic of the OP, the area where sensor ring is present normally, is black.
Oops! You are correct about the image the OP has posted. The OP's image does show the standard version without ABS. I must have gotten confused with other pictures of the 300 that I had just seen then on various other websites in the same colour scheme, with the sensor ring but without the second brake hose. Just do a search for the cbr300r images and you'll immediately see that.

What is contradictory on this issue is that various websites have announced that C-ABS will be carried over from the 250. So I guess the web media have jumped the gun on this issue.
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